Five Finger Death Punch have just officially announced their new album. Life after death last week, and if you’re wondering about the inspiration for its title, it’s based on real encounters that Ivan Moody and Zoltan Bathory had. The guitarist actually described what a near-death experience feels like in an exclusive interview with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez.

“The reason we called it Life after death, Ivan and I share a few experiences which usually are private things that people don’t really talk about, but we both had near death experiences being on the other side,” Bathory admitted. before or died before, obviously you’re going to have a lot of questions.”

The guitarist explained that he and Moody often have existential conversations and question the meaning of life and what happens after we die. These topics were particularly prevalent when they were making the album, so there is a centralized theme.

“Ivan usually writes very personal lyrics anyway, if you read his lyrics from [The Way of the Fist], it’s an open book, it’s his life and his experiences. So everything is very personal, nothing is fictional. We’re not really talking about mythology or historical events, it’s all real, real events and real feelings that he has,” Bathory added.

The rocker went on to describe what it’s like to see your life flash before your eyes when you’re on the verge of death.

“If you look at it that way…it’s a linear way of thinking. So when you say something flashes before your eyes, your perception of that particular thing makes it seem like something happens after the other, because that’s how our mind thinks – the human mind thinks linearly, at least in our day-to-day mode of consciousness…it’s tied to a timeline,” he explained. .

“So when you say, ‘My life flashed before my eyes,’ you imagine it almost like a movie. It’s not like that. It’s all happening at the same time. So you’re aware of it all at the same time, it’s almost like your mind explodes into these billions of little facets and you’re suddenly aware of everything that’s happened – all at once.”

Life after death is FFDP’s ninth studio album and will be available on August 19 via Better Noise Music. Pre-order it here now and check out their 2022 tour dates while you wait to see if they’re playing in a city near you. For more on the upcoming album, follow Wired Nights on Twitter to see when the full interview with Bathory will air.

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